7 animal suicides that baffle animal behavior

#1: 61 whales die on the beaches of New Zealand

#1: 61 whales die on the beaches of New Zealand

In November 2011, a pod of 61 whales beached themselves at Farewell Spit in New Zealand. It was not clear why the whales did it, but one theory holds that when a sick individual heads to shore to die, the others follow. Only 18 survived.Read more at http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/11/beached_whales_in_new_zealand_do_animals_commit_suicide_.html

#1: 61 whales die on the beaches of New Zealand